My own view is that Republicans would have been better served by the candidacies of Mitch Daniels, Paul Ryan or Chris Christie. Unfortunately, none is running. You play the hand you’re dealt. This is a weak Republican field with two significantly flawed front-runners contesting an immensely important election. If Obama wins, he will take the country to a place from which it will not be able to return (which is precisely his own objective for a second term).
Every conservative has thus to ask himself two questions: Who is more likely to prevent that second term? And who, if elected, is less likely to unpleasantly surprise?
Who knows — maybe Paul Ryan, Chris Christie and Mitch Daniels might run in 2016? That would actually be an interesting GOP race, instead of the current race, which is interesting mostly for its farcical nature. We stand by our opinion that Paul Ryan would’ve been a great competitor to Obama in 2012.